1. Join Date : Aug 2015
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       4 Weeks Ago #1

    File Explorer, very slow to load .exe files


    Hi All,
    When I double click on an .exe file to install a program, in Windows File Explorer, it takes over a minute to start the installation process. When I use Total Commander to do the same thing, it installs straight away.
    I've also tried it after disabling my Norton AV and my Zemana AntiMalware programs just in case they were affecting the process, but it makes no difference.
    Any ideas?
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  2. Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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       4 Weeks Ago #2

    Hi, is there any change in Safe Mode? (I appreciate you can't install programs without modification) - just the response time.
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  3. Join Date : Aug 2015
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       4 Weeks Ago #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, is there any change in Safe Mode? (I appreciate you can't install programs without modification) - just the response time.
    Hi,
    Just started up in Safe Mode and tried to install a program by double clicking on the .exe file in File Explorer, and it started up straight away!
    I can't think what is causing the issue with Explorer?
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  4. Join Date : Jan 2015
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       4 Weeks Ago #4

    Hi, try
    a. a clean boot
    b. shellmenuview (free program) - disable non-MS extensions only & retry
    (and enable again as appropriate of course)
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  5. Join Date : Aug 2015
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       4 Weeks Ago #5

    If I copy the .exe file to the desktop, then double click it, it starts up straight away! ..... but if I double click it through Windows Explorer it takes over a minute to start to install. Strange???
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  6. Join Date : Aug 2015
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       4 Weeks Ago #6

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, try
    a. a clean boot
    b. shellmenuview (free program) - disable non-MS extensions only & retry
    (and enable again as appropriate of course)
    I'll give that a try! Thanks!
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  7. Join Date : Aug 2015
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       4 Weeks Ago #7

    messed around with shellmenuview for a while, still getting slow response with .exe files in Explorer.

    I've run sfc /scannow and had no errors.
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  8. Join Date : Jan 2015
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       4 Weeks Ago #8

    Try (a) too.
    Also, launch your task manager, and then double click an exe, and get a screenshot of your task man immediately afterwards.
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  9. Join Date : Aug 2015
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       4 Weeks Ago #9

    dalchina said: View Post
    Try (a) too.
    Also, launch your task manager, and then double click an exe, and get a screenshot of your task man immediately afterwards.
    OK Thanks!
    I've just done that, but I can't see anything that would slow the File Manager:
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  10. Join Date : Jan 2015
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       4 Weeks Ago #10

    Hi, well, I'd suggest the first entry - svchost.exe: Local system...... Look at the disk activity.

    From what you've said, I understand (I think)
    a. In Safe Mode launching an installation- fast response.
    b. Normal boot, exe on desktop - fast
    c. All else slow.
    So I think that also means it's slow in explorer after a clean boot.

    Please correct this if that's wrong.

    In particular please confirm you have tried a clean boot and the result.

    This is not a process I've seen... but there are plenty of reports (search for
    service host: local system

    and see e.g.
    Solved High CPU usage - Windows 10 Forums

    So that's what you need to diagnose.
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